Oh That Coffee Smell…
Are you one among billions that enjoy the smell of fresh brewed coffee and the taste of caffeine in coffee?
Yes, many start their morning with this black drink enjoyed in so many forms.
Still, enjoyable or not, caffeine does affect our body. You are wondering how? Well, lets find out.
Most commonly, caffeine can be found not only in coffee, but in chocolate, tea or some soft drinks, and many people who consume these kind of products on a regular basis, experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms when they withdraw from its use.
I have tried myself to decaff just to prove this, and I have experienced a great deal of headaches and fatigue which have last for about a week. And after a while, they were gone and I didn’t have the necessity for caffeine anymore.
Conclusion: if you are persistent enough and try to endure that one week to detox from the substance, you will experience much clearer head and no need for any caffeinated drinks any more.
However, there are several case studies which have shown that caffeine was able to induce a clinical dependence similar to that induced by other psychoactive drugs.
And you don’t want any of that, don’t you?
It is really a matter of brain addiction and you are the only one who can break the caffeine chains…
Your Wallet Will Suffer No More
Try to calculate how much you spend on coffee, soda beverages and chocolate throughout the year. Dump one of the items and you’ll see how much your wallet will start to fill in.
Honestly, have you analyzed how much you spend on all those tasty Starbucks coffee and other varieties?
And chocolate? Too much. Make an experiment and see how much you will save annually.
You’ll be surprised when you see the result!
Regulated Blood Pressure
If you have health problems and suffer from high blood pressure, you will definitely have to lose this coffee drinking habit.
As earlier explained, at the beginning of caffeine detox process, you will start having headaches and possible migraine presence, but it will pass. Patience you’ll need…
By deciding to quit the caffeine intake, you will put yourself on a good way to lower your blood pressure and keep your heart from pumping harder than usual.
Watch your heart!
It is already known that sleeping pattern can be harmed by too much caffeine intake. Drinking coffee or other caffeinated drinks late at night will surely disrupt sleeping, and by quitting this habit you will notice significantly better sleep for prolonged hours.
Try and see for yourself!
No More Mood Changes
Are you a grumpy one in the morning not willing to even talk without first sip of coffee? If so, you are living proof how caffeine can alter mood.
But, if you decide to quit, you will experience mood swings for a while until you de-addict from it.
Lower Anxiety Levels
Many people report that caffeine increases their anxiety levels and by quitting caffeine intake, they feel less anxious.
If you are prone to any anxiety issues, you should definitely have to avoid caffeine.
Many studies have shown the resemblance between the symptoms of excessive caffeine ingestion and anxiety as obvious, and they both may have a basis in over-activity of the sympathetic nervous system(Greden 1947).
Other studies showed that sensitivity to caffeine is increased in people with panic disorders and social phobia, and too much caffeine can provoke panic attacks in these individuals(Charney 1985).
Conclusion: by detoxing from caffeine, you might lower your anxiety issues if any.
Less Bathroom For You
Caffeinated beverages has the ability to cause more frequent urination and bathroom visits because it stimulates the smooth muscles of the colon which cause them to contract.
Quitting caffeine intake can reduce the need to use the bathroom too often, but not doing so can be quite challenging especially during meetings, road trips or when bathrooms aren’t convenient enough.
Have you noticed that when drinking too much coffee, cocoa or tea it makes your teeth look kind of yellowish?
Make an experiment.Try to quit these for a certain period of time and see how your teeth will become all shiny and sparkly again.
Too much acidic & sweet energy drinks might erode tooth enamel causing tooth decay, and by eliminating these beverages you’ll get whiter and healthier teeth whatsoever.
You Will Lose Weight
If you are one of those who are coffee addicted, by detoxing from it, you will notice that your pounds have started to shred.
How is that possible?
Well,by eliminating all caffeine sugary beverages you consume, you will start losing fat and you will finally see the benefits of this action.
The only thing that caffeinated beverages does is adding too much empty calories to your diet which you don’t really need in first place.
A study have shown that caffeine presence in sugary beverages causes people to consume more of it compared to a sugary beverages without caffeine.
Do you know that many experts say that all sugary beverages are main component of obesity in the Western world?
I suppose that now, knowing all of this, should force your idea even more of quitting this habit sooner.
Other Caffeine Detox Benefits
Other than all aforementioned, quitting caffeinated products can have other health benefits such as:
- Having a cleaner environment(no more plastic cups or bottles to be thrown away)
- Avoidance of possible drug intolerance
- No more shaky hands
- Less cardiac risks
- Increased productivity
- Reduced risk from Diabetes type 2
- Overall better health
- Being calmer in general
Be careful with to much coffee because you might get a caffeine overdose reflecting as:
- Jitters, Restlessness, and Nervousness
- Increased heartbeat
- Heart palpitations (cardiac arrhythmia)
- Cardiac arrest
- Flushed face
- Gastrointestinal disturbance
- Muscle twitching
- Rambling flow of speech
- Psychomotor agitation
- Breathing trouble
Should You Quit Caffeine
If you are already a blind slave to your coffee mug or energy drinks you prefer, perhaps it’s time to assess just what caffeine is doing for you and whether or not it’s time to quit.
And if you decide to cut out coffee and tea, it’s a good idea to start being better friend with your fruit and veggie intake.
Good luck in the process!
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